Mixed Media - Digital Art, Mixed Media/collage/graphics
“Friday Harbor Regatta No. 2”
“Friday Harbor Regatta No. 2” originally was a plein air oil pastel. It was photographed from the Beach on San Juan Island, Washington State, USA . Later, it became this post-painterly abstract expressionist piece at my studio in Asheville, North Carolina and part of a Friday Harbor Regatta series especially designed for mugs.
This image was honored as a FEATURE
in the following outstanding GALLERY
groups at Fine Art America:
Arts Fantastic World
Created by Southern Artists
The Mind's Eye
World Landscape Lovers Art
Symbolism: Perseverance. During my stay in Friday Harbor, Washington State, I found myself drawn- time and again- to a certain vantage point where I could see sailboats flying by – racing in the winds. Repeatedly this scene of endurance, strength and perseverance drew me in-- called to me regardless of time of day.
In this piece, the juxtaposition of color with changing light also symbolizes positive change –a thread of interest that runs through my work across the years- envisioning different perspectives- encouraging change with compassion.
The Story: I was on a 21 Day Retreat in the San Juan Islands a few hours and a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA. I had my oil pastels with me, but only construction paper from the local market in Friday Harbor. Getting it down in some manner is what urges me on...in fact, just doing this could be the retreat, I sought.
So now, here is a collection -especially created for warming your hands in a mug- once quickly sketched oil pastels now emerged from a particular spot along the water’s edge back then...
Availability: At this point I am releasing the images from the original art exclusively as mugs.
November 8th, 2018
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